Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1 is a medium-security federal prison located in Victorville, California. It is also known as FCI Victorville Medium 1 and the Victorville, CA prison. The facility houses male inmates.
Table of contents
- FCI Victorville Medium 1 Contact Information
- Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1 Inmate Information
- FCI Victorville Medium 1 Prison Services Information
- FCI Victorville Medium 1 Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
- Visitation Information for FCI Victorville Medium 1
- FCI Victorville Medium 1 in the News
- More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1
FCI Victorville Medium 1 Contact Information
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1
13777 Air Expressway Boulevard
Victorville, CA 92394
Email: [email protected]
Inmate Correspondence Address
FCI Victorville Medium 1
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Victorville Medium 1
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 3725
Adelanto, CA 92301
How to Send Money
Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners.
Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1 Inmate Information
Prison Security Level
FCI Victorville is located in San Bernardino County, approximately 85 miles northwest of Los Angeles, on Interstate 15.
BOP Institution Code
VIM for FCI Victorville Medium 1, VIX for Victorville Federal Correctional Complex
Medical Care Level
Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Mental Health Care Level
Central District of California
FCI Victorville Medium 1 houses approximately 1,400 inmates.
FCI Victorville Medium 1 Prison Services Information
Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1 is a medium-security federal prison in Victorville, California, which houses male inmates. It was opened in 2004 and is part of the Victorville Federal Correctional Complex.
Notable inmates include Auburn Callowan (serving two life sentences for attempted murder and attempted hijacking of a FedEx flight).
Media reports indicate that at least one inmate has been murdered at the prison and that at least one guard has been assaulted by an inmate. Additionally, the institution has experienced numerous lockdowns as a result of inmate disturbances.
Inmates are housed in two-person cells
Emergency medical care, sick call, physical examinations, annual TB testing, medication, dental services, and eyeglasses are all provided at FCI Victorville Medium 1. Inmates are assigned to a primary care provider who treats them for the duration of their stay. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.
Intake screening is provided for each inmate upon arrival at the facility. Inmates can also speak with a psychologist briefly during open house hours or at mainline. Psychologists conduct various groups and workshops for inmates. The Bureau Rehabilitation and Values Enhancement (BRAVE) Program at FCI Victorville Medium 1 is a unit-based residential treatment program that facilitates the adjustment of young, medium-security, first-time male inmate offenders into the Bureau. It is specifically focused on first-time federal offenders who are 32 years of age or younger, and who have a sentence of 60 months or more.
The goals of the program are to facilitate the adjustment of medium-security inmates enter- ing the BOP for the first time, improve institution security, reduce recidivism and the rate of misconduct, and enhance early identification and appropriate clinical intervention of psychological disorders which may contribute to criminal activity and poor institution adjustment.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
FCI Victorville Medium 1 does not offer the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), but referrals can be made to institutions that do provide RDAP. The institution does offer Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), a Drug Education class, and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).
FCI Victorville Medium 1 Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
FCI Victorville Medium 1 offers GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs to inmates. Those who earn a GED are awarded an incentive of $25. High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs. Coastline Community College enables inmates to obtain an associate’s degree in either liberal arts or specialized business.
Advanced Occupational Education
FCI Victorville Medium 1 offers advanced occupational education in Automotive Service Excellence, Construction & Building Trades, Microsoft Office 2010, Recycling/Solid Waste Management, and Solar Panel Installation.
FCI Victorville Medium 1 does not offer any vocational training programs.
FCI Victorville Medium 1 offers apprenticeship programs in Dental Assistant, HVAC Mechanic/Installer, and Plumbing.
Leisure and law Libraries are available for the inmate population complex-wide. The leisure library offers fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and periodicals. Inmates are provided access to legal materials and an opportunity to prepare legal documents through the use of the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. A copy machine is available to reproduce materials needed for research. Electric typewriters are also available for inmate use.
The FCI Victorville Medium 1 UNICOR facility handles fleet management and vehicular components.
FCI Victorville Medium 1 operates a Commissary where inmates can purchase clothing, shoes, electronics, drinks mixes, sodas, ice cream, and more. A monthly spending limitation of $360.00 is imposed.
The FCI Victorville Medium 1 Recreation Department offers a variety of activities for the inmate population. These include sports, an art/hobby craft program, individualized exercise, structured group exercise classes, and more. A recreation resource library is also available, in which inmates can access DVDs, tapes, and literature on health and exercise.
Visitation Information for FCI Victorville Medium 1
On Sunday, Monday, and Saturday visitation is held between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. On federal holidays visitation is held between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to FCI Victorville Medium 1
FCI Victorville Medium 1 in the News
In June 2018, a U.S. District Court judge approved a restraining order requested by the ACLU allowing immigrant detainees being held at Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1 to contact legal representatives.
In December 2017, FCI Victorville Medium 1 was locked down after a group of prisoners became “disruptive,” the third lockdown since May of 2017.
In May 2017, a prisoner at FCI Victorville Medium 1 attempted to assault a staff member and was subdued with pepper spray.
In August 2006, Tony Padilla, a prisoner at FCI Victorville Medium 1, died of his injuries after a fight with another prisoner.
More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1
For a comprehensive look at life in federal prison, pick up a copy of Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For more detailed information about FCI Victorville Medium 1, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.
Published Jun 3, 2018 | Last Updated May 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm